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T K U S T E E S 



OF THE 



SOUTHERN ILLINOIS NORMAL UNIVERSITY 



LOCATED AT CARBONDALE, 



TO THE 



GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS. 



DECEMBER 13, 1870. 



SPRINGFIELD : 

STATE JOURNAL PRINTING OFFICE. 
1871. 



THE SECOND ANNUAL KEPOllT 



OF THE 



TRUSTEES 



OF THE 



SOUTHERN ILLINOIS NORMAL UNIVERSITY 

LOCATED AT CARBONDALE. 



TO THE 



GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS, 



DECEMBER 18, 1870. 



SPRINGFIELD : 

STATE JOURNAL PRINTING OFFICE. 

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COMMUNICATION. 



Office Boakd of Trustees Southern Illinois Normal University, 
Carbondale, Illinois, December 13thj 1870. 

To His Excellency John M. Palmer. 

Governor of the State of Illinois: 
Sir : — We have the honor to transmit the Second Annual Re- 
port of the Board of Trustees of the Southern Illinois I^ormal 
University, with accompanying document. 

Yery respectfully, your obd't servants, 

E. BOWYER, PresH. 
D. HuRD, Sec^y. 



OFFICERS. 



ELI BOWYEE, President Olnet. 

D. HUED, Secretary Caieo. 

ELIHU J. PALMEE, Sup't of Building. ... .Cakbondale. 
WM. J. YOST, Treasurer Metegpolis City. 



BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 



ELI BOWYEE, Olney. 
THOS. W. HAEEIS, Pana. 
SAM'L E. PLANNIGAN, Benton. 
ELIHU J. PALMEE, Oarbondale. 
D. HUED, Cairo. 



SECOND ANNUAL REPORT 



To His Excellency John M. Palmer, 

Governor of the State of Illinois: 

In conformity with an act entitled, "An act to regulate the pub- 
lishing of reports of State officers and other persons," approved 
March 31st, 1869, we respectfully beg leave to submit the fol- 
lowing report : 

Soon after the date of our last annual report, the precise loca- 
tion for the building for the Southern Illinois Normal University 
was determined upon, and the excavation for the basement com- 
menced by Mr. J. M. Campbell, the contractor. It was found 
that the material upon which to commence the foundation walls 
was an exceedingly firm and uniform clay formation, being almost 
impervious to water, and pronounced by our architect, Mr. Thos. 
Walsh, who examined it carefully before the masonry was com- 
menced, entirely safe, and in every respect satisfactory, upon 
which to erect the building. 

Early in the present year Mr. Campbell, contractor, constructed 
a switch by which the building site was connected with the track 
of the Illinois Central railroad, thus facilitating the delivery of 
building material at convenient points near the building. 

In the selection of material to be used in the construction of the 
building, the contractor has thus far been singularly fortunate. 
This is especially true of the stone, which is found in great abun- 
dance immediately on the line of the Illinois Central railroad, 
about four miles south of the site of the building. It is a brown 
sand stone, which, for beauty of color, for strength to resist pres- 
sure and the action of the elements, has probably no superior in 
the United States. It is exceedingly free from seams or cracks ; 



is very close and compact, yet easily quarried and split into any 
desired shape. Skilled architects and geologists, who have ex- 
amined and tested it, pronounce it equal to anything yet discov- 
ered, for strength, durability and beauty. 

Most of the stone required to complete the building is now on 
the ground, and ready to place in the walls. 

Two and one half millions of brick of superior quality, enough 
to complete the building, have been made on the ground belong- 
ing to the University, and are ready to place in the walls. It 
was deemed best to use pressed instead of stock brick, in the three 
front walls of the building : first, because the pressed brick make 
a stronger and more permanent wall ; and, second, because the 
pressed brick will present a much finer appearance, when laid in 
the walls, in connection with the brown stone of the basement, 
window and door trimmings, and cornice. 

Much of the lumber is also obtained in the immediate vicinity 
of the building, and is of excellent quality. 

A considerable portion of the iron- work is on the ground and 
ready for use. 

It was expected, at the time of making the contract, that the 
building would have been under roof at this date, but the magni- 
tude of the work, the cost of which must, it is believed, consider- 
ably exceed the estimate of the architect, added to the unfavor- 
able weather for the greater part of the past spring and summer 
for brick-making, and other out-door operations, has prevented 
the realization of this expectation. 

Should the weather continue favorable for brick laying until 
the close of the present year, the walls of the first story, above 
the basement, will be completed, and the second tier of joists 
placed thereon. 

The work thus far has been prosecuted with vigor and skill, 
and will be continued during the winter as rapidly as the weather 
will permit. We confidently expect the whole to be completed 
within the time specified in the contract. 

The subject of heating and ventilating is one to which the board 
has devoted much time and thought, having examined a great 
number of plans for heating and ventilating, at Chicago, St. Louis, 
Cincinnati, and at several eastern cities. We find a variety of 
apparatus in use at the different points, all more or less objection- 



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able. We find, too, existing amongst architects, builders and 
others, a very great diversity of opinion as to the best mode of 
heating and ventilating buildings, and that there is no one method 
that meets the approbation of all. 

We have finally adopted the furnace and ventilating arrange- 
ment made by Mr. George Gr. Thomas, of St. Louis, and have 
contracted with him to place in the building a sufficient number 
of his coal furnaces, with all the requisite tubing, registers, etc., 
for the sum of six thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars ($6,950), 
reserving as security for the satisfactory performance of the con- 
tract four thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars ($4,950) of this 
sum in the hands of the board, until the work is completed and 
fully tested, and found to be satisfactory in -every particular. 

We have taken the precaution to provide arrangements for 
placing stoves, or other furnaces or steam, in the building in case 
of the possible failure of this furnace to answer the purpose. 

Recognizing fully the great importance and value to commu- 
nity occupying a country so rich in agricultural and mineral 
wealth and resources as the State of Illinois, we have determined, 
upon the opening of the school, to establish a chair for the natural 
sciences, and have engaged to fill that chair Prof. Cyrus Thomas 
of this State, a gentleman of a high order of talent, of excellent 
scientific attainments, and large experience as a naturalist. He 
brings the strongest testimonials, as to his fitness for the place, 
from many of the leading naturalists of the country. He has 
for several years past been engaged, in connection with the United 
States geologist, in making explorations to Colorado and other 
points west, where he has procured a large and valuable collection 
of objects in natural science, which he agrees to place in the Uni- 
versity when opened. It was mainly for the purpose of obtaining 
this valuable cabinet that it was thought best, by the board, to en- 
gage the Professor at so early a day. It is agreed that he is to be 
allowed no compensation until the school is opened. With this 
eixception, none of the professors or teachers have been engaged 
as yet. 

It will be remembered that one item of assets to be turned over 
to Mr. Campbell, under his contract, was fifty thousand dollars of 
the bonds of Jackson county, when issued — authorized by the 
legal voters of the county to be donated in aid of the erection of 
the building. While the vote was nearly unanimous in favor of 



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issuing the bonds, it was known tliat no legislative authority tlien 
existed whi<^h would require the county court to issue them. It 
was confidently believed by Mr. Campbell that the county court 
would issue the bonds in accordance with this vote^^and that the 
Legislature, at its next session, would make such enactments as 
would legalize them, and render them available to him. 

While tho board recognize the fact that there is no legal liability 
on the part of the State to make any further appropriation in lieu 
of these bonds : yet, being satisfied that Mr. Campbell was mis- 
led by the estimate of the architect, Mr. Walsh, in reference to the 
cost of the building, and failing to get the bonds of Jackson county, 
in our opinion the assets placed in the hands of Mr. Campbell, 
tinder the contract, are not suflScient to enable him to complete 
the building without incurring heavy loss : we therefore respect- 
fully suggest to your Excellency the propriety of recommending 
to the Legislature such measure of relief for him as, in your judg- 
ment, you may consider just and proper. 

For the sums required to complete the building, by reason of 
changes from original plans and specifications, and to improve the 
grounds and establish and maintain the school until the meeting 
of the next Legislature, we beg leave to refer your Excellency to 
the estimate furnished you on the 30th ult., in accordance with 
your request. 

After careful and thorough examination, it was the unanimous 
opinion of the board that the amounts there set forth will be abso- 
lutely necessary in order to complete the building, and put the 
school into successful operation and maintain it for the time named. 

In view of the great and pressing demand for trained teachers 
for our public schools all over our State, and especially in its 
southern portion, where they are needed in a great majority of 
the school districts, the board, in order to meet this want at the 
earliest possible moment, feel it to be a duty to open the school as 
early as practicable. To this end we suggest for your considera- 
tion the propriety of recommending such amendment to the law 
as will authorize the board to open the school before the building 
is completed. We are fully convinced that such a course would 
meet the urgent wants of the people, and be cordially endorsed 
by them. 

We deem it proper here to bear testimony to the energy and 
fidelity with which Mr. Campbell has thus far prosecuted the work. 
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For the financial operations and condition of the board, we re- 
spectfully refer your Excellency to the report of the treasurer, 
"Wm. J. Yost, Esq., which is hereto annexed. 

In conclusion, we would state that the whole work has progressed 
under the personal supervision of E, J. Palmer, Esq., Superinten- 
dent, who has been untiring in the discharge of his duty. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

E. BOWYEE, President. 

D. HuRD, Secretary. 



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WILLIAM J. YOST, Treasurer, 

In account with the Southern lllmoiB Normal University. 



Date. 


Name. 


Debit. 


Credit. 


1869. June 


1 

10 
10 
10 
16 
16 
16 
16 
16 
16 
16 
16 
5 
5 
14 
14 
14 
14 
14 
14 
20 
24 
24 
24 
25 
11 
11 
25 
27 
22 
22 
22 
17 
17 
17 
17 
29 
5 
26 
17 
26 
31 
SI 
81 
31 
81 
28 
28 
28 
28 
16 
16 
30 
30 


To cash of State Treasurer 


$10,000 00 




Sept. 


By order to S. E. Flaimigan 


$11 50 


** '* Wm. J. Yost, books 




45 00 


(t 


** " Johnson & Bradferd 




21 05 


u 


** *' Chicago Times, advertising. . . . 




61 50 


u 


*' ** Chicago Post, " .... 




81 50 


u 


" " Chicago Journal, " .... 




86 50 


<( 


** " Missouri Democrat'* .... 




61 50 


<( 


*' " Benton Statidard, ** 




10 00 


i( 


** *' National Banner, " .... 




10 00 


i( 


" *' Olney Journal, " .... 




6 00 


u 


** " Cairo Times, '* 




20 00 


Oct. 


" " C. Winston, iron safe 




100 00 


u 


" " Thos. Walsh, architect 




1000 00 


(t 


*' ** Alden & Berry, advertising. . . 




10 00 




" " John H. Barton, " . . 
** ** Centralia Democrat, '* 




10 00 
10 00 


(( 


** ** Centralia Sentinel, " 




10 00 


(( 


" *' Carlyle Banner, ** 




10 00 


(( 


" *' Pana Gazette, ** 




10 00 


Nov. 


** " Thos. Walsh, architect 




500 00 


C( 


*« •* M. L. Sanders, land 




1500 00 


(( 


" " JohnH. Mulkey, legal services. 
" ** Jeho Dougherty, " 
To cash of State Treasurer 




250 00 


(( 




250 00 


18T0. Jan. 


10,000 00 




(( 


By order to Thos. Walsh, architect 


500 00 


u 


" " James M, Campbell, contractor 
'< " Robt. W. Hamilton. P. 0. stamps 
" *' James M. Campbell, contractor 
" " James M. Campbell, " 
** *' Beck & Bowyer, printing ..... 




8000 00 


tc 




15 00 


i( 




3500 00 


Feb. 




5000 00 


u 




15 00 


Mar. 


" ** John H. Mulkey, legal services. 
*' " James M. Campbell, contractor 
" '' James M. Campbell, ** 
To cash from State Treasurer 




50 00 
1500 00 


(( 




1500 00 


a 


10,000 00 




it 


By order to James M. Campbell, contractor 

'' '' James M. Campbell, "• 
To warrant of State Treasurer * 


4084 45 


t( 




7000 00 


Apr. 


10,000 00 




By order to Alden & Berry, advertising. . . . 


20 00 


May 
Apr. 
May 

u 


To cash ©f State Treasurer . , 

By order to N, W. Graham, printing 


10,000 00 


50 00 


** *' Evans & Howard, pipeing. . , . 




152 85 


" *' James M. Campbell, contractor 

" '' James M. Campbell, " 

*' " J. W. Johnson, stationery . . . . 




5000 00 


<( 




5000 00 


(( 




21 20 


(( 


" " North & Campbell, well 




42 00 


June 


" " Illinois Central R. R. freights. . 




42 20 


u 


To cash from State Treasurer 


10,000 00 




(( 


By order to James M. Campbell, contractor 

'* James M. Campbell, 
To cash of State Treasurer 


5000 00 


u 




5000 00 


Aug. 


10,000 00 




By order to James M. Campbell, contractor 
To warrants of State Treasurer 


10,000 00 


(( 


5,000 00 




<( 


By order to James M. Campbell, contractor 
Amount carried forward * 


5000 00 










176,000 00 


165,415 76 



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Date. 



1810. . Aug. 30 



Oct. 



30 

25 

" 25 

" 25 

Nov. 29 

Oct. 25 

Nov. 30 

** 30 



1870. Dec. 



Name. 



Amount brought forward. 



Bj order to James M. Campbell, contractor 
'* ** David Johnson, services. .. . 

*' ** E. J. Palmer, expenses 

** *' David Johnson, " 

" *' Isaac Rapp, *' 

** ** George G-. Thomas, heating. 

*' ** George G. Thomas, ** 

" " Mulkey, Wall & Wheeler, pr'tng 

« " Wm. J. Yost, e:^en's and serv's 

B J cash on hands ... 



To cash to balance. 



Debit. 



$75,000 00 



Credit. 



6,415 75 

4465 55 
26 75 

168 05 
33 85 
50 90 

500 00 

600 00 
25 00 

350 00 
3364 65 



$75,000 00 $75,000 00 



$8364 65 



All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Yours truly, 



WM. J. YOST, Treasurer. 



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